KAMPALA, UGANDA – The miracle workers are busy here these days.
In a former retail storefront on a rut-filled dirt road in Ndejje, a poverty-stricken area southeast of Kampala, the first Hope Medical Clinic opened in November 2007. The sign outside says “Eddwaliro,” Ugandan for “health care,” in bold red letters, and 40 to 50 people show up every month or treatment of malaria, typhoid fever and the flu.
A St. Paul Seminary alumnus, he directed the San Lucas Toliman mission in Guatemala for nearly 40 years. He died Thursday of lymphoma.
He was the father of Jane Canney, Student Affairs, and the grandfather of Joseph Borer, ’12 JD.
He was the father of Dr. Thomas Hodgson, Athletics, and adjunct professor in the College of Applied Professional Studies.
More than 450 people toured the campus and heard from students, faculty and staff.
She was the sister of John Povolny, School of Engineering, and the mother of four St. Thomas graduates.
Father Dittberner was a professor emeritus at the St. Paul Seminary School of Divinity. Visitation will be held this evening, and the funeral is Friday.
The University of St. Thomas community gathered Wednesday, May 9, to celebrate its annual St. Thomas Day and to honor recipients of its Humanitarian, Distinguished Alumna, Professor of the Year, Tommie and Monsignor James Lavin awards.